This webcomic captures the day-to-day horrors of living with depression

Depression can be a difficult illness to understand if you've never experienced it, and depressive episodes can be incredibly isolating experiences. But the webcomic Depression Comix offers a peek into the depressed mind while helping a lot of depressed folks feel less alone. » 1/08/14 1:40pm 1/08/14 1:40pm

Coffee drinking linked to 50% lower risk of suicide

Go ahead and add this to the "Pro" column on the ever-growing list of reasons to either avoid coffee or guzzle it down wholesale: new research out of the Harvard School of Public Health concludes drinking several cups of coffee a day could reduce the risk of suicide in men and women by about 50%. » 7/26/13 6:20am 7/26/13 6:20am

New study shows that Facebook is not making us depressed after all

Earlier this year, a study published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin suggested that Facebook was making its users sad. The authors of the paper, titled "Misery Has More Company Than People Think," claimed that the constant barrage of positive depictions were making people feel inadequate, thus… » 7/10/12 7:30am 7/10/12 7:30am

Is your depression caused by brain inflammation?

It's possible that depression could be cured by reducing mild swelling in your brain. Neuroscientists have linked depression to brain inflammation before, and now a new study suggests further evidence for this theory. Here you can see the distinctive signature of a glial cell responding to swollen tissue in a brain —… » 8/05/11 8:00am 8/05/11 8:00am